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(Ghost) Riders In the Sky by The Outlaws

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  • This was written and originally recorded by Stan Jones in 1948. Jones was a forest ranger who wrote songs on the side. After recording his version of the song, artists like Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry and Johnny Cash all recorded it, and the song became a cowboy standard.
  • The melody is based on the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."
  • The song presents an image of cowboy hell - riders who are doomed to chase the Devil's cattle for all eternity.
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  • Arturo from Minnesota I was 8 and living on a ranch in Chile in '55 and would ride my horse at a gallop and sing this song. When I hear it now; I cry. One of the Best
  • Edwin Bergstedt from 55733 Cool Old song
  • Indianguide Oklahoma from Strang Oklahoma Nothing like this song ever. Thank you Stan Jones for a great ride.
  • O J from Hartwell Ga I was born in late 42 an I don't remember what the year was but I saw the movie and maybe Vaughn Monroe singing the title song. Had to be in the early 50's. Can still see and hear those ghostly cattle and that haunting song, still remember a lot of the words.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On this day in 1979 {July 22nd} "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" by Johnny Cash peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "You're The Only One" by Dolly Parton... And on August 11th, 1979 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} on the Canadian RPM Country Singles chart... Between 1955 and 2003 the Kingsland, Arkansas native had one hundred-twelve records on the Billboard Hot Country charts, forty-four made the Top 10 with thirteen reaching #1, plus he had seven peak at #2... Ten of his one hundred-twelve charted records were duets, eight with June Carter Cash and two with Waylon Jennings... He had three charted records as a member of the super quartet, The Highwaymen... 'The Man in Black' passed away at the age of 71 on September 12th, 2003... May Mr. Cash, June Carter Cash {1929 – 2003} and Waylon Jennings {1937 – 2002} all R.I.P. * "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" was Johnny's seventh of nine of his records to peak at #2 on the Hot Country Singles chart... And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Country Singles' Top 10 on July 22nd, 1979: At #3. "Shadows In The Moonlight" by Anne Murray #4. "Save The Last Dance For Me" by Emmylou Harris #5. "Suspicions" by Eddie Rabbit #6. "Coca Cola Cowboy" by Mel Tillis #7. "Family Tradition" by Hank Williams, Jr. #8. "Amanda" by Waylon Jennings #9. "No One Else In The World" by Tammy Wynette #10. "Pick The Wildwood Flower" by Gene Watson
  • Dennis from Kansas City, Mo I don't know if it ever made it on the charts, but my favorite version is by "The Sons of the Pioneers", follow very closely by the Marty Robbins version. And the many other versions after that. Thanks for allowing me to put in my two cents worth.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On this day in 1949 {June 4th} "Riders In The Sky"* by Peggy Lee peaked at #2* {for 1 week} on Billboard's 'Records Most-Played By Disk Jockeys'* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was Vaughn Monroe's version of "Riders In The Sky"... Ms. Lee's version "Riders In The Sky" reached #1 in Australia... Between 1941 and 1969 the Jamestown, North Dakota native had fifty five records on the Billboard charts, twelve made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" 1941 and "Manana" 1948... One of her fifty five charted records was a duet, with Mel Torme {"The Old Master Painter", #9 in 1950}... Peggy Lee, born Norma Deloris Egstrom, passed away at the age of 81 on January 21st, 2002... May she R.I.P. * "Riders In The Sky" was Peggy Lee's second of two of her records to peak at #2, her other #2 record was "Golden Earrings" for one week in January of 1948... And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the 'Most-Played By Jockeys' Top 10 on June 4th, 1949: At #3. "Again" by Gordon Jenkins #4. "Again" by Doris Day and the Mellomen #5. "'A' - You're Adorable" by Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters #6. "Careless Hands" by Mel Torme #7. "Forever and Ever" by Perry Como #8. "Again" by Vic Damone #9. "Again" by Mel Torme #10. "Forever and Ever" by Russ Morgan with vocals by the Skylarks
  • Ken from Philadelphia, Pa On June 20, 1980, I saw the Outlaws with 100,000 others at old JFK Stadium in Philadelphia on a bill with .38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchett, and the Allmans. The early morning started with rain but, by the time .38 Special took the stage around noon, the sun was back and it was hot. JFK stadium was condemned and demolished less then 10 years later and it was definitely a dinosaur even then with just an endless expanse of concrete and bench seats exposed to the sun and not nearly enough cover or facilities for a fraction of the 100,000 who were there. As a result, 100,000 of us spent the afternoon positively baking under that sun and humidity that was (seemingly) at least 1,000%. The Outlaws were the last band up probably around 5 pm, and the crowd was wilted by then. We were doing our best, but the sun and the heat and humidity had gotten the best of us. Then, a miracle slowly began to unfold. The sky started to darken. The sun was quickly blotted out and a relatively cool breeze blew across the crowd. We were already used up by the heat, but this sure helped the crowd get a bit of their mojo back. The band was in top form which helped even more. They ran through a scorching set and as the band left the stage and through the interlude before the encore, the wind picked up, cooling things off even more, and giving us even more of our mojo back. We could now also hear thunder rumbling and see lightning flashes, which only made the newly energized crowd even more raucous. The band finally returned for the encore and the crowd exploded. Then, the coolest thing ever happened. Literally the second they strummed the first chords of “Ghost Riders...”, the heavens opened up and a wonderful cooling rain drenched us all. Five hours of the hot sun sucking the life out of disappeared in an instant. The band ripped through an white hot version of this song, while 100,000 fan, intoxicated by the cooling rain and amazing music coming out the PA, stood raptly... Nobody cheered. Nobody chanted. Nobody much cared that we were soaking wet and probably about to get struck by lightning. We just watched and listened and enjoyed. It was.. as a local DJ later described... downright religious. When the song was over, it was like we were completely renewed. I thought the cheering at the end of the song was so loud and so long I thought it was going the bring the stadium down like the walls of Jericho. Amazing day. Amazing song. Amazing band.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On February 8th 1961, the Ramrods performed an instrumental covered version of "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'... At the time the song was at #55 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and a week later it peaked at #30 {for 1 week} and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100... It was the group's only Top 100 record... Later in 1961 on September 25th Lawrence Welk's version of the song would enter the Top 100 at #91; and for the next two weeks it would be at #87 and then would fall completely of the chart.
  • Patrick from Bremen, Ga Spike Jones (best known for "Der Fuehrer's Face" and "Cocktails For Two") recorded a version that made fun of Vaughn Monroe's version. Marty Robbins also recorded a version I like because it's slower than others, and a bit haunting.
  • Jorge from Bronx, Ny The Outlaws and Johhny Cash i have,Haven't heard the other version yet,but the movie sucked,lol
  • Beck from Vancouver, Bc There is an awful cover done by a heavy metal group called "Cradle of Filth". The Canadian group, Captain Tractor, has a version w/alternate lyrics.
  • Marcus from Columbus, Oh This was done first with Vaughn Monroe & covered by various groups & people. The Ramrods did a good instrutmental featuring sound effects with calls noises & mooing cattle. This is something to see if you are high or not. The equalivent of that is a Funeral Caravan and it's 2 miles long and one person in a car warns the onlooker to change his way or ends up being part of the funeral caravan. This is a classic tune. Marcus Brainard
  • Norma from Signal Mt, Tn I was born in'43 and my earliest memories of this song were hearing my Uncles,The Bald Eagles (Hartman Brothers) sing a version that they got from the Sons of the pioneers.I could not have been more than 5 or 6 years old at the time.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On May 14th, 1949 "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" by Vaughn Monroe reached No. 1 and stayed in the top spot for 11 consecutive weeks!!! {NOTE: The actual offical named is: "{Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend"}
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny The British band "The Shadows" have a great version of this song on You Tube!!!
  • Shawn from Prescott, Az Johnny cash has the best version of the song.
  • Slyar from Coolidge, Az I like willy nelson and jhonny cash do this song together.
  • Lester from New York City, Ny The guy that sings this song the best is Vaughn Monroe
  • Oldpink from New Castle, In The Outlaws did it well, but no one could better the Man in Black's eerie basso profundo vocals on his version.
  • Charles from Rialto, Ca Deborah Harry of Blondie fame did this song for the movie 3 Businessmen in which I have the soundtrack to
  • Heather from London, United Kingdom i loved this song ever since i watched ghost ridder me and my dad love it cher! <3
  • Dave from Des Moines, Ia The Ramrods, a surf-instrumental band did a nice version of this song in the early 60's. It broke the top 40 but was not a huge hit. The surf bit actually adds a lot to the song as well as the synch sound effects
  • Gerardo from Monterrey, Mexico The Cash's version is simply the best. I think that the main character was seduced by the dark side.
  • Jon from Oakridge, Or Love Cashes version.
  • Chris from Milford, Ct hughie left skynyrd and is now back on tour with the outlaws
  • Ken Spooner from Nashville, Tn It was also recorded by Vaugn Monroe in 49 or early 50's and the Ramrods as an instrumental circa 1962
  • Chris from Troy, Mi The song was indeed written and recorded by Stan Jones, but the year was 1949.
  • Dan from Lee, Nh Hughie Thomasson of the Outlaws later moved on to Lynyrd Skynrd.

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"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" is a cowboy-styled country/western song written in 1948 by American songwriter, film and television actor Stan Jones. A number of versions were crossover hits on the pop charts in 1949, the most successful being by Vaughn Monroe. The ASCAP database lists the song as "Riders in the Sky" (title code 480028324), but the title has been written as "Ghost Riders", "Ghost Riders in the Sky", and "A Cowboy Legend". Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as the greatest Western song of all time.   more »

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Riders in the Sky is an American Western music and comedy group which began performing in 1977. Their style also appeals to children, and they are sometimes considered a children's band. They have won two Grammy Awards and have written and performed music for major motion pictures, including "Woody's Roundup" from Toy Story 2 and Pixar's short film, For the Birds. more »

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Ghost Riders in the Sky: About the Song

“Ghost Riders in the Sky” was written in 1948 by American songwriter Stan Jones. The song is a cautionary tale warning a cowboy that if he doesn’t change his ways, he will one day join the damned cowboys doomed to try to “catch the Devil’s herd across these endless skies.” Jones said that an old cowboy friend told him that story when he was 12 years old. The song was a hit for many artists, including The Outlaws, Vaughn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Frankie Lane, Johnny Cash, Burl Ives, and Marty Robbins.

chorus: Yippee-I-aye Yippee-I-o Ghost riders in the sky

verses: An old cowpoke went ridin’ out one dark and windy day Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw Plowin’ through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

Their brands were still on fire and their hoofs were made of steel Their horns were black and shiny, and their hot breath he could feel A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky For he saw the riders comin’ hard, and he heard their mournful cry

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred their shirts all soaked with sweat They’re ridin’ hard to catch that herd, but they ain’t caught ’em yet ‘Cause they got to ride forever on that range up in the sky On horses snorting fire – as they ride on hear their cry

As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name If you wanna save your soul from Hell a-ridin’ on our range Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride Tryin’ to catch the Devil’s herd across these endless skies

The Meaning Behind The Song: (Ghost) Riders in the Sky by The Outlaws (Southern Rock Band)

The meaning behind the song: “(ghost) riders in the sky” by the outlaws (southern rock band).

As a person who frequently listens to music, I find that certain songs have the power to transport me to different places and evoke emotions that I never knew were buried within me. One such song that has left a lasting impression on me is “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” by The Outlaws, a legendary Southern rock band. I first stumbled upon this song at a friend’s house during a gathering, and from the moment the enchanting melody began, I was captivated.

The song, with its haunting lyrics and mesmerizing instrumental arrangement, takes the listener on a journey through the Old West. It tells the story of an old cowboy who finds himself encountering a supernatural event while riding through rugged terrains. The lyrics paint vivid imagery of a dark and windy day, where the cowboy witnesses a mighty herd of red-eyed steers plowing through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw.

The introduction of the ghostly riders in the sky signifies the cowboy’s encounter with the afterlife, as these phantom figures ride on horses snorting fire. The vivid description of their physical attributes, such as their brands still on fire, hooves made of steel, and black shiny horns, adds to the eerie ambiance of the song. The cowboy feels a bolt of fear coursing through him as he witnesses the riders approaching, accompanied by their mournful cries.

The Symbolism Behind the Lyrics

On a deeper level, “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” can be interpreted as a metaphorical representation of the eternal struggle between good and evil. The ghost riders can be seen as a symbolic manifestation of the consequences of one’s actions in life. The cowboys, with their gaunt faces, blurred eyes, and sweat-soaked shirts, represent those who are battling to catch the herd but have not been successful yet.

In this interpretation, the range up in the sky becomes a metaphorical purgatory where these riders must continue to ride forever, relentlessly pursuing their goal. The line “hear them cry” is a poignant reminder of the emotional baggage that accompanies such a perpetual pursuit. It is a cry of despair and anguish, trapped in an endless cycle.

The Legacy of The Outlaws

The Outlaws, a prominent Southern rock band hailing from Tampa, Florida, released their version of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” in 1980 as part of their album titled “Ghost Riders.” The band’s rendition of the song became immensely popular among rock enthusiasts, cementing their place in the music industry.

Written by Stan Jones in 1948, “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” has been covered by numerous artists over the years, each adding their own unique touch to the haunting melody. The Outlaws’ Southern rock interpretation infused the song with their signature energy and flair, making it a standout track in their discography.

As I listen to “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky,” I can’t help but be reminded of the timeless quality of music and its ability to transcend time and space. The song encapsulates the essence of the Old West, while simultaneously delving into profound subjects such as life, death, and the relentless pursuit of one’s desires.

In conclusion, “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” by The Outlaws is more than just a song; it is a journey into the unexplored depths of the human psyche. Its powerful lyrics and haunting melodies leave a lasting impact, prompting us to reflect on our own lives and the eternal struggles we face.

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The Haunting Legend of ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’ is Based on a True Story

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Texas is full of lore, legends, and ghost stories. The tale of the Ghost Riders is by far the saddest, most evil, not to mention, the most famous one in the country. This legend is sadly true, a senseless ghoulish tragedy which took place in Crosby County, Texas. You may know it as Stampede Mesa. The legend inspired the classic song “Ghost Riders in the Sky.”

The Haunting Legend of 'Ghost Riders in the Sky' is Based on a True Story

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It all began like any other cattle drive should have back in the fall of 1889. The weather had been less than cooperative; the cowboys were worn to a frazzle and the herd had been restless the entire trip. Late one night as they began climbing the slope to the top of the range near some water, a storm began brewing. They’d planned to set up camp just over the ridge near the water. Sawyer, the trail boss rode ahead to check out the surroundings and  look out for Indians. He was shocked to see a brand new homestead perched right on top of the hill. He’d taken this route hundreds of  times without incident, but now this was blocking his entire herd from crossing. It would take hours to go around it.

Sawyer became infuriated. Without explanation, he shouted and cursed and, waved a blanket high into the air to create a stampede. The nervous cattle scattered. Horses, some with riders, some without began running with all their might. His men obediently followed behind.  Sawyer was screaming, whipping at the animals, as lightning bolts began flashing through the sky.  The panicked livestock hurled straight through the farmhouse crushing everyone and everything in its path.  No one could hear the screams of the innocent as the animals raged through. Loud thunder and dark skies made the terrified herd keep running until they ran off of several nearby cliffs to their death. Horses holding the cowhands followed behind.

Near dawn, Sawyer  began surveying the devastating damage he’d caused. Below the mesa were nearly 700 dead steer. Lifeless cowpokes and their horses  scattered around them.  With no remorse in his soul, he ordered what was left of his hired help to round up the remaining three hundred cattle and hit the trail again.

When the drive ended, it’s said he never worked again. No one would work for him and try as he might, not a soul would hire him, even for menial tasks. Folks in that area turned their backs on him and he took comfort in liquor.He was never seen again

The following season, another trail boss and his men bedded down their herd on top of that same mesa which had been cleared of any previous devastation or debris.  The skies were perfectly clear. In the early hours of the morning, for no apparent reason, the herd charged. Again, most of them and four other cowboys riding  horses fell off the cliffs to their deaths. Unlike Sawyer, this trail boss was overcome with guilt and grief.  He, too, turned to the bottle and was never heard from again.

Several more attempts by other outfits which baulked at the previous  stories ended with the same results. Word spread, everyone believed evil was perched on top of Stampede Mesa.

The Haunting Legend of 'Ghost Riders in the Sky' is Based on a True Story

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All cattle drives from then on avoided that part of Texas.  Only lone horsemen and curiosity seekers pass through now. Stories of ghostly counterparts up in the sky have been witnessed along with claims of blood-curdling screams and sounds of angry hooves of phantom longhorns. People still swear today to the haunting in that part of the Texas sky.

This particular legend inspired songwriter Stan Jones to write a western melody in 1948 about this tableland in Crosby County, Texas. “Ghost Riders in the Sky” was set to an old Irish song called “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye”. This Texas legend has spread throughout the world through music.  Even if you’ve never heard the spooky legend of this evil, most likely you’ve heard the song.

Burl Ives was the first of more than 50 singers who have recorded this iconic tune. It’s become the most-recorded composed western song of all time. When Johnny Cash performed it, it topped the charts for months. The words remain exactly as they were originally written.

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The lyrics of Ghost Riders in the Sky :

An old cowboy went ridin’ out one dark and windy day Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw Plowin’ through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky For he saw the riders comin’ hard and he heard their mournful cries Yippie I ohhh ohh ohh Yippie I aye ye ye Ghost riders in the sky Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred Their shirts all soaked with sweat He’s ridin’ hard to catch that herd But he ain’t caught em yet Cause they got to ride forever in that range up in the sky On horses snortin’ fire as they ride on hear their cries As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name ‘If you wanna save your soul from hell a-ridin’ on our range Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride Tryin’ to catch the devil’s herd across these endless skies Yippie I ohhh oh oh Yippie I aye ye ye Ghost riders in the sky Ghost riders in the sky Ghost riders in the sky

The Haunting Legend of 'Ghost Riders in the Sky' is Based on a True Story

The moral of this popular tune is simple. Living cowboys need to change their ugly ways and do the right thing. If not, they too will spend eternity in hell working the Devil’s herd of cows.

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    lyrics Songfacts®: This was written and originally recorded by Stan Jones in 1948. Jones was a forest ranger who wrote songs on the side. After recording his version of the song, artists like Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry and Johnny Cash all recorded it, and the song became a cowboy standard.

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